Actor Puneet Raj Kumar`s Vamshi was a much
awaited film. Director Prakash and Puneet had worked together in the blockbuster
Milana a year ago and audiences were waiting for the next film by
the actor-director team. In Milana, Puneet had excelled in a role
well-etched by Prakash.
But this combination fails to work wonders in Vamshi, which has a
weak story and an illogical plot. Produced by Parvathamma Raj Kumar, the film
does have moments of cheer for Puneet`s fans in the first half. But in the
second half, Prakash wastes an opportunity to create an interesting and
Vamshi is like a roller coaster ride as it has some good sequences
and some bad ones. The film has different threads in its story and even includes
activities of the underworld. Prakash has erred in his approach and there is
alot of confusion as far as the narration goes.
Prakash`s main strength has always been the way he narrates the emotional
content in his films. In Vamshi too, he has shown some firm handling
in emotional sequences, but lack of consistency in narrating other part of the
story dilutes the film`s impact.
Another flaw is that the director hasn`t presented sequences relating to the
police department realistically. The climax reminds one of Tamil film Nanda.
This particular sequence was also seen in another Kannada film Thaayiya
Madilu. Released last year, it featured Puneet`s brother Shivaraj Kumar.
Vamshi, the protagonist, lives with his doting mother. Despite being
temperamental, Vamshi joins the police department and finishes his training. He
has a very disturbing past of being the son of an underworld gangster.
Vamshi is in love with a bubbly girl called Sharada ... and his mom too likes
The hero is all set to face an interview for his posting as a police inspector,
but fate wills otherwise.
He is thrown out of his job because of his controversial parentage. And a
frustrated Vamshi is forced to his father`s gang, much to his mother`s dislike.
In a tragic twist of events, Vamshi loses his mother and he then
goes on a rampage, killing all the gangsters.
Puneet has done a good job and is terrific in action sequences. He also excels
in emotional scenes. Veteran actress Lakshmi gives a touching performance as his
mother. Nikitha fits into the requirements of the role and Ravi Kale looks
convincing as a menacing police chief. while Rajendra Karanth delivers a lively
performance, Komal`s comedy sequences also evoke some laughter.
Technically, Vamshi sets some high standards in cinematography.
Krishna Kumar has done a neat job behind the camera and the songs are well
However, Vamshi falls below the huge expectations it had built up.
But Puneet`s fans will enjoy the good action and dance sequences of their